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What motivates single women to save? the case of Japan

Wataru Kureishi () and Midori Wakabayashi

Review of Economics of the Household, 2013, vol. 11, issue 4, 681-704

Abstract: Using Japanese panel data, we analyze precautionary savings due to staying single in the presence of income uncertainty. Our panel analysis finds that compared with young women who are likely to get married within 3 years, those who are not plan to have 44 percent more savings for precautionary purposes, and 108 percent more for retirement. These results suggest that in facing higher risk of income fluctuation due to choosing to marry late or remain unmarried, young women intend to have more wealth to mitigate the income risk inherent in single life. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Keywords: Precautionary savings; Marriage; Single women; D91; E21; J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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